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What are these Zentangles of Which you Speak?

naughtsncrosses
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Joined: Apr 2010
I noticed that Marsha (Tumble Fish Studio)'s friend, JadeAdam has a section of her Flickr gallery devoted to Zentangles.

Jade's Zentangles:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mizjadeadams/sets/72157623948492870/

Here are some other inspiring flickr accounts, too:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/praile/tags/zentangle/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clwsuga/3505957498/in/pool-zentangle
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23944841@N04/3505734961/in/pool-zentangle/

and one from our very own Glitterbug, Tracey aka angellea on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28757002@N03/3013175914/

These are SO awesome!
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eryn
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Joined: Apr 2010
wow very cool!!
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justpattyanne
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Joined: Apr 2010
These are SO VERY COOL!!! (like Celtic knots on Deviant Artist Steroids!
      
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Kazadoodle
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I 'tangle'.  I found out about it about three years ago, I think, but didn't do too much with it  then.  I have two zentangle postcards on my Flickr account, from a postcard swap that I recently participated in.  There are more that need to be uploaded though.

I have some links to other tanglers on my blog.  

Thanks for the new links, always could use more inspiration.

Anyhow, here's one I did using a face I made in Illustrator, then printed out and I tangled around her.

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skyezak
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Joined: Apr 2010
On my recent scrapbooking trip to Vietnam, our hosts issued us a challenge on the long-haul flight to draw some zentangles on ATC's but it drove me batty! Don't know how people do them all over their journal pages as I haven't got the patience but they look amazing and I admire you if you can work that zentangle magic!
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KimberlyRae
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Joined: Jul 2010
OMG!!  My oldest daughter does these all the time...never could put a name to it.  I will tell her today...she's been doing this for Years!  Thanks!
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glitterbug
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Joined: May 2010
Hey Edeena!  I haven't looked at that zentangle in a long time!  I have done many more, just never uploaded them.  I think they are very relaxing.  They are a great diversion when we are driving to the beach (I get car sick sometimes) And if we go over a bump and it messes up a little, you can always hide it in your design!
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Hollie
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Joined: Mar 2010
Those are way cool. So much patience must be needed!
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Kazadoodle
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Joined: Apr 2010
I find it has little to do with patience, because I'm not a patient person by any means.    I also have a short attention span when it comes to some things.  I do find it relaxing.  I usually do mine when I'm watching TV, which isn't strictly a zen moment, but the TV is often just a background noise, so I guess it works :
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Two Dresses Studio
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Joined: Apr 2010
Kazadoodles alright!!  I like how you've incorporated the face into your doodle.
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naughtsncrosses
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I love how you've included the face there, Karin!  I'm awed that so many of you have done this!  :D  And Sharon, on the back of an ATC?!  ATCs drive me batty at the best of time, but doodling on the back of an ATC on a long-haul flight... that would be tough.  I'm glad it's recoverable by drawing over it, Tracey!  :D

Is there a difference between a zentangle and a mandala?

When I was in high school (eeek!  many years ago now) my art teacher used to broaden our horizons with copying techniques by famous artists.  The one thing I could manage was mandalas -  but this doesn't match what this mandala is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/biffybeans/2626422995/

Is it all down to personal interpretation?  Or personal inspiration?
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Kazadoodle
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Mandalas that use the zentangle method are called Zendalas.  There is a difference, as zentangles, as 'created' by Rick and Maria are usually done on a square card, 3.5 x 3.5 inches, whereas mandalas are always round, even if done on a square card :) .
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crazsquaw
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Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Joined: Apr 2010
This is TOTALLY amazing...I can't quit looking at them!! Wow, if I had a pen and some paper




.......bye :
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wndyeliza
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Joined: Jun 2010
I have added a zentangle or two in my art journal.  You Tube has some great videos on them.
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Enchanted
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Joined: Nov 2010
This is yummy! Beautiful work!! I have to get those books, one more thing I want to learn ...
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CircleofLifeStudioScraps
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Joined: Dec 2010
I agree with Karin- I don't like to "sit"- my family says I am hyper- funny, I never would have called myself that. I just get bored easily.So in front of the T.V. is a good drawing time. These examples are outstanding! And now I have inspiration for this evening! woo!   TFS.
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Kazadoodle
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I agree with Karin- I don't like to "sit"- my family says I am hyper- funny, I never would have called myself that. I just get bored easily.So in front of the T.V. is a good drawing time. These examples are outstanding! And now I have inspiration for this evening! woo!   TFS.


LOL, actually, I do like to sit.  I sit for hours quite peaceably and calmly, unlike my husband, my daughter and my mother!  It's just that TV bores the heck out of me most of the time, always has done.
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